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Ryan, Eamon

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

We have to consider the Taoiseach's deeds as well as his words when it comes to the future of media in Ireland. He stated that the dominance of Independent News and Media in print and RTÉ in broad...More Button

The Oireachtas committee's opinion was-----More Button

It is not enough.More Button

The Taoiseach's actions do not match his words.More Button

European Council: Statements (Continued)

I was fascinated when listening to Deputies Mick Wallace and Clare Daly talk about their experiences in Aleppo. I was interested because last year I was on the border between Syria and Turkey wher...More Button

Today is 4 July and in a sense we should be willing to call out our biggest benefactor. The United States of America is the biggest investor in this country, but we should not miss the opportuni...More Button

I understand the Taoiseach said last December there would be a ramping up of overseas aid, starting with this upcoming budget. In April we had a public consultation on what the public wants from...More Button

I read with interest what the Taoiseach said in his speech on the discussions around PESCO and the militarisation of Europe that is taking place. Earlier, there was a meeting of elected represen...More Button

That was a disastrous intervention. You will remember, a Cheann Comhairle, our time in Egypt when we met the authorities there and they pointed out that to its west Libya was in flames, to the rig...More Button

As part of that, and in response to the ongoing migration crisis, we should take more than the 25 additional programme refugees I understand we recently agreed to take from Malta. It is importan...More Button

Heritage Bill 2016: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage

I move amendment No. 21:More Button

Yes, but I will not call a vote on it.More Button

I move amendment No. 22:More Button

Heritage Bill 2016: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

I move amendment No. 23:More Button

All Members are concerned about road safety.More Button

A woman I knew was knocked down and killed on a road and it was never ascertained whether the driver who struck her, who did not come from a pub but who left the scene, had been drinking. He did n...More Button

No one should question in any way the interest of Members on this side of the House in road safety and their willingness to address that.More Button

Another protection we want to ensure is protection of nature, which we believe is important for the reasons Deputy Boyd Barrett outlined. We are part of an ecological system and when we narrow t...More Button

The Minister's attack in the debate last night on Birdwatch Ireland was incredible and inexcusable. Birdwatch Ireland is a very large reputable organisation that is part of an international orga...More Button

We should scrap this entire Bill and do the scientific analysis that is called upon to understand exactly what is happening in our natural world. Part of the problem is that we do not know what ...More Button

There are many different avenues we could take in promoting our amendments. The Minister was satisfied yesterday that we had gone through a consultation process yet the vast majority of the resp...More Button

I listened intently on Committee Stage to the reason we were doing this and the only accurate answer I could measure was that it would be handy for contractors. That is not scientific evidence t...More Button

I beseech Fianna Fáil Members, for their own health of mind, to consider amendment No. 27, which is all about road protection and doing the right thing in terms of road safety but doing that thro...More Button

Every Member knows that once the word goes out from here that the hedgerows can now be cut in August, that will be done wholesale. No one will be prosecuted and what is advanced in terms of scie...More Button

I have to respond. I start by defending our record for environmental legislation and spending on the environment which is a priority we hold. I do not want to get involved in party political issu...More Button

I take back the criticism of any civil servants because there is the tradition of not directly criticising civil servants but I have to wonder where the sense of invective I hear is coming from b...More Button

This issue is about those who should be cutting their hedgerows but are not. There is a contradiction within the existing legislation but our amendment No. 27 resolves that in a way that does not ...More Button

I move amendment No. 27:More Button